Ms account - Now totally hosed up accross network

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  1. VBs
    Posts : 83
    Windows 10 x64 Insider
       #11

    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there

    Done and dusted - restored -- now it's working with local account. I'm sure though Ms will have to address the security issue of leaving the email displayed on the lock screen though - especially in a large corporate environment where 100's of people often outside personnel can walk through offices etc.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I would like to think that most enterprises uses windows domain AD users not MS accounts :)

    At home environment where MS account is used on windows 8.1 I just added windows credentials in credential manager with user name and password to connect to network share.
    Last edited by VBs; 06 Oct 2014 at 06:39.
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  2. EvilJenius's Avatar
    Posts : 21
    Windows 10
       #12

    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there

    Done and dusted - restored -- now it's working with local account. I'm sure though Ms will have to address the security issue of leaving the email displayed on the lock screen though - especially in a large corporate environment where 100's of people often outside personnel can walk through offices etc.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    In a large corp environment, we have 17k users I think that counts, it does not display email. It displays username and domain information generally like this...

    UserName
    Domain\UserName
    [password box]
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  3. Mystere's Avatar
    Posts : 3,257
    Windows 10 Pro
       #13

    jimbo45 said:
    I made a big boo boo of switching to an Ms account from a local account -- now if I want to switch back again to a LOCAL account I can't use the same username -- so now my access is TOTALLY hosed up on shared drives across my entire network as the username is now different. I have some LINUX SAMBA servers too - so I don't want to have to re-configure all those too as well. Grhhhhh!!!!!!!
    As usual Jimbo, you over react, freak out, and assume the worst... then refuse to listen when people tell you to calm down and explain why your assumptions are incorrect... You have a two-stop process here. First you have to rename it to a different account, then you can rename it back to your original. Good to know something don't change

    By the way this is the same way it works in Windows 8 and 8.1.

    The reason for this, is that when you associate the account with the MS account, you are actually keeping your original account.. if you go to Computer Management, and look under Local Users and Groups, you will see the old account still there. Disassocating renames the account, and you can't rename to the same name... so it has to be renamed to something else. Then you can rename it back to the original.

    jimbo45 said:
    I'm sure though Ms will have to address the security issue of leaving the email displayed on the lock screen though - especially in a large corporate environment where 100's of people often outside personnel can walk through offices etc.
    And again, you make more assumptions. Windows already addresses this. When joined to a domain, it does not use the email like that. It will retain the username if the screen is locked, but not when you log off. BTW, you can associate a MS account with a Windows Domain account, and it doesn't quite work the same way either...
    Last edited by Mystere; 11 Oct 2014 at 00:54.
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  4. Posts : 18
    Windows 10
       #14

    I don't mind the whole MS Account thing because I have three PCs in different apartments (one city: where I live; another city: where I work; yet another city: where I holiday) and I know that when I log on anywhere I'll be up to date everywhere
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